82 responses to “what is the meaning of life (and why do people keep asking)” accepting the existence of transitory personal meaning (and asking the often more useful question about what those meanings are, as you suggest) does not preclude the existence of a single permanent personal meaning, or of objective meanings, permanent or. Chapter 3: philosophy of religion proofs for the existence of god the problem of evil there is an argument that is advanced in order to prove that either there is no god at all or that the god of the western religions can not exist. A christian understanding of god is unique, distinct, and unlike any other concept of god it is different from the jewish understanding of jehovah, and unlike the islamic understanding of allah, even though these theological concepts are also monotheistic. Does god exist – god makes sense of the fine-tuning of the universe for intelligent life during the last 40 years or so, scientists have discovered that the existence of intelligent life depends upon a complex and delicate balance of initial conditions given in the big bang itself.
A personal god is a deity who can be related to as a person a 2008 survey by the national opinion research center reports that 675% of us adults believe in a personal god jainism explicitly denies existence of non-personal transcendent god and explicitly affirms existence of personal gods all gods in jainism are personal. The cosmological argument or first cause argument is a philosophical argument for the existence of god which explains that everything has a cause, that there must have been a first cause, and that this first cause was itself uncaused. But why would anyone take such great pains in a deliberate effort to be out-of-step with his own world for kierkegaard, this was the only way to be sure of the truth, by eliminating every possible ulterior motive for what one saysthe pseudonymous writer is notably freed from any temptation to tailor his message to popular opinion, since it is impossible for him to achieve any fame. The transcendental argument for the existence of god (tag) is the argument that attempts to prove god's existence by arguing that logic, morals, and science ultimately presuppose a supreme being, and that god must be the source of logic and morals.
The stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless this is the second in a series of interviews about religion that i am conducting for the stone the interviewee for this installment is louise antony, a professor of philosophy at the university. Anselm: ontological argument for god's existence one of the most fascinating arguments for the existence of an all-perfect god is the ontological argument while there are several different versions of the argument, all purport to show that it is self-contradictory to deny that there exists a greatest possible being. Philosopher never attempt to prove gods existence since they agree that the existence of god it is a matter of faith and religion false the ontological argument states that using reason alone and examining the very concept of god as a perfect being we can prove gods existence. Sometimes they are the productions of opinion many times our imaginings were handed down to us or written in our minds long before we ever thought about the matter it is this freedom that, potentially, finds expression in the fullness of personal existence the unfolding revelation of god’s singular goodness in all things it does. Jefferson was deeply committed to core beliefs - for example, the existence of a benevolent and just god yet, as with any human, some of jefferson’s beliefs shifted over time and were marked by uncertainty, and he accepted that some of his less central beliefs might be wrong eg his belief that everything in the universe had a wholly.
Albert einstein quotes denying belief in a personal god albert einstein regarded belief in personal gods as fantasy and childish i have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal god is a childlike one nobody, certainly, will deny that the idea of the existence of an omnipotent, just, and omnibeneficent personal god is. Out of 55 times when the singular form of god, eloah appears, it appears 40 times in the book of job god is god recognizes the existence of other gods there is a big difference between, you shall have no other gods verses there are no other gods 3 you. Existence precedes essence is a classic, even defining, formulation of the heart of existentialist philosophy, and it turns traditional metaphysics on its head. Arguments against god’s existence also see a great websites here: 1571 reason christianity is false , existence of god – wikipedia, from the religious side, atheological arguments for atheism , the anthropic argument , q&a , cosmological argument , transcendental arguments.
The horned god and triple goddess are generally the deities you’ll hear people associate with wicca, but these very same concepts generate a lot of confusion you’ll read a lot of books that will tell you the horned god is like this, or the triple goddess is like that there are a lot of. Philosophy of religion philosophy of religion is the philosophical study of the meaning and nature of religion it includes the analyses of religious concepts, beliefs, terms, arguments, and practices of religious adherents. In monotheistic thought, god is conceived of as the supreme being, creator, and principal object of faith the concept of god, as described by theologians, commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), and as having an eternal and necessary existence depending on one’s kind of theism, these attributes are.
The moral argument for the existence of god refers to the claim that god is needed to provide a coherent ontological foundation for the existence of objective moral values and duties the argument can be summarised in the following syllogism: premise 1: if god does not exist, then objective moral. God this article focuses on the monotheistic concept of a singular god the term god is ordinarily used to designate a singular, universal supreme being. Judeo-christian values are predicated on the existence of a god of morality in other words, only if there is a god who says murder is wrong, is murder wrong otherwise, all morality is opinion.
The doctrine of the trinity means that there is one god who eternally exists as three distinct persons — the father, son, and holy spirit stated differently, god is one in essence and three in person. But, if god's existence can be proven, either empirically or logically, faith becomes irrelevant therefore, if christian theology is true, no proof of god's existence is possible" the term is occasionally used to refer to a belief that christians are saved by faith alone: for which see sola fide. Here we present five arguments in favor of the existence of god, and the counterargument for it feel free to comment on the veracity (or your opinion of) each but remember to keep calm and argue reasonably.